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Bill Maher is Just an Asshole

A lot of people look at Bill Maher as a smart man, and he is. He's been able to create a stable career and that should be applauded. He does a lot of talking on issues that are important to people and you can't go a week without seeing his clips on Twitter, Reddit, Facebook and anywhere else. He's even become a pillar of the Atheist community. He embodies the white men who believe that if other people are given a fair chance something is being taken from them, yet believe they are liberal because they have a black friend. No matter how much people like to hold him up, he's just a racist, sexist, Islamophobic, dick who thinks he's smarter than you. His ego has gone unchecked for so long that he truly believes the vile sentiments he spreads are somehow on a separate level than those he criticizes such as a Donald Trump or Rush Limbaugh when in reality he is no better than either. On some level he level he may be worse because he truly believes that he is helping shed light on issues and he's not.

Let's look at Bill Maher on race. The first time I noticed that Bill Maher might be a little racist was when he questioned the blackness of Wayne Brady and President Obama because they weren't gangster like Suge Knight. This wasn't done in a joking matter, he seriously believes that he can judge the blackness of others and when given the opportunity to clarify his statements, he just doubled down. To his credit Wayne Brady gave one of the most serious, nuanced and comedic response. In interview with Huffington Post he stated:

Bill Maher has never walked in my shoes or any black man's shoes. Okay, you've dated a few black women. Just because you've done that, now you've lived the black experience? Now you're down? No. The fact of the matter is...the black man in his mind is stereotypical 'What?' 'You know, that dude.' That guy exists, but that's not the range of the black experience. So then, when I meet you, when I talk to you again, I'll give you that black dude, and I will beat your ass in public. And that's what I said.As I said in the interview, if I really played out the fantasy in my head, and I beat him in public—because I can—then Bill would take my house, and I wouldn't have a career and then my daughter would be living in a box. But then I'd sell my story to Oprah and I'd be even bigger! When Bill Maher says something like that, he has a segment of America's ear, So when he says that, that's OK for somebody at home to go, 'That's right. Guys that actually talk well and are black, that's not black. I like my blacks misunderstandables.'Yeah, so, that hurts me. Not hurts me me, that hurts me for our culture, because the fact of the matter is, I love our culture.
Recently on his show he discussed the efforts of the Black Lives Matter group. During that segment he stated that they are "fucking idiots," for challenging Hillary Clinton on her previous comments calling black children "super predators" who they needed to "bring to heel" when campaigning for stricter criminal legislation. While discussing Ashley Williams, the woman who interrupted Hillary Clinton's speech recently, guest Mark Ruffalo stated that Williams was the only black guest there. To which Maher responded:
Why is that a problem? Do they have to be everywhere giving you money?
When asked to clarify who he was referring to as "they" he became angered and stated:
The black people! Really, I can’ I can’t use the term “they?” That makes me a racist?  I’m the problem!
The entire discussion was a dismissal of black issues, with the exception of Mark Ruffalo. This is a common thing with Maher, the issues of non white people do not matter to him and he will become angered if people of color dare discuss their issues aloud. It's really easy for me to pick up on racism towards black people, because I am black. However, it would be unfair for me to ignore the racist remarks he's made about others. For example, Zayn Malik, former member of One Direction. You can see the clip below.

That's right, Bill implied that Zayn Malik was Dzhokhar Tsarnav, one of the men who committed the Boston Bombing. Bill couldn't even bother to direct his racism at one group of people. Considering the bombers were Chechen and Zayn is Pakistani. It can be argued that he made his statements based simply on the fact that brown people look alike to him or he simply has no respect for them as humans, especially those of Arab heritage. In 2011 Bill stated:
Civilization begins with civilizing men. I know this anecdotal but, talk to women who have dated Arab men. The results are not good [...] they're worse what's wrong with saying that?
The rant was stopped only because an audience member took offense and started yelling at him. But, it's not just race that Bill has an issue with. It's also women. While Bill is currently doing his best to make sure Hillary Clinton becomes president that wasn't always the case. In 2008 Maher stated the following about Clinton:
I’m not trying to be sexist here, but I’m just saying that women try a lot of different tacks when they’re in arguments… I’m not being sexist, I’m just saying that men, when we argue, we’re kind of a one-trick pony — we try our thing, and then we sulk when we don’t get our way. But look at Hillary Clinton, because the first thing a woman does, of course, is cry… and then they go to sweet talking… and then they throw an anger fit totally unrelated to anything…. And when it doesn’t work, they bring out the sarcasm.

You can try to make the argument that this is aimed at just Hillary, but you'd be wrong.

This is just one of the few sexist tweets he's put out in the past. This one gets special attention because he blatantly advocates for slapping Hamas, like a crazy woman. I don't know about Bill, but I don't go around just slapping women I feel are crazy. There's also the fact that he thinks if a woman was actually crazy a slap would stop her in her tracks. I feel like that's just some defense he attempted to add into the tweet. He's had other tweets about women he's chosen to delete but the message still stands, he just doesn't respect women either.

Bill Maher is an Atheist and that's perfectly fine, just like any religious denomination is fine. What isn't fine is Bill's views of religions. I'd like to open this with a quote from Patton Oswalt:
"I feel, as an atheist, about people like Richard Dawkins and Bill Maher the way that Christians must feel about Fred Phelps. Look, being an atheist means you don’t give a fuck about what anyone believes in. I don’t think any of it’s real, but you can go ahead and do it. I’m not trying to destroy religion. I just don’t care about it. [...] I live by experience, failure, learning, that kind of stuff. Everyone that goes, ‘But all the war is because of religion, blah blah blah,’ well then you’re no different than the housewife that’s like, ‘My son killed himself because of a Judas Priest record.’ No, your son killed himself because he was an unstable idiot. Those people started wars because they were unstable idiots. They stumbled across this religion thing, but if they hadn’t found that book, they would have found something else."
I felt the need to include that quote because Bill Maher is not an Atheist like Oswalt. No, Bill just hates religions with a passion, especially the Islamic faith. Bill isn't okay with religion existing at all. Immediately after the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, Bill appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live. During that appearance he went on to condemn all Muslims for the attack. He also made a ton of "jokes" as he calls them that eventually caused the crowd to boo him when Jimmy would not silence him. Some of the jokes are as follows:

When speaking on the frequency of terror attacks:
It’s like ‘Groundhog Day,’ except if the groundhog kept getting his head cut off
When speaking on the attack:
There are no great religions, they’re all stupid and dangerous. I know most Muslim people would not have carried out an attack like this. But here’s the important point. Hundreds of millions of them support an attack like this. They applaud an attack like this. What they say is, we don’t approve of violence, but you know what, when you make fun of the prophet, all bets are off.
You would think that being boo'd by a studio audience would cause Maher to reconsider his positions, nope. Like the past he doubled down on it. During the now infamous clip, seen below, Maher attempts to convince Ben Affleck that Muslims are evil.

During the discussion Affleck and others attempted to battle back against Bill but he used the Bill O'Reilly tactic of just yelling over them. While the audience cheered Maher's statements that all Muslims want to kill people, Affleck and other guests become visibly frustrated as they're yelled over, with Affleck pounding the desk with his hands at one point.

Without doubt, there are people who wrongly use religion to spread hate. However, as we can see in the clip above, Maher uses Atheism to spread the same hate. Like Wayne Brady stated he has the ear of people, such as those that cheer him. He's living proof that the only difference between bad people are the weapons they use to carry out their acts.

Some people may ignore everything that I've written here as Bill Maher making jokes. But he's not, he's just an asshole. Labeling himself as a comedian is just something he uses to fall back on when people demand apologies. People like Bill Maher will change, but only for the worse. We as decent human beings, need to do what is necessary and call these people out, because we know they're wrong.

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  1. Looks like you can be a good writer whenever you want to speak ill of white people like Bill Maher or Eminem. This is nothing but a blatant hot take and a hit piece. Are you just angry he told the truth about black people or because he doesn't live up to your religious standards? Actually I think it's just because you're a racist asshole.

    1. You got me. I am a racist sphincter. I only allow brown to pass through.

    2. You are, bill maher is too. If any minority insults a person that is white it is okay , but if a white person says anything negative about a minority they are consider a racist which in this day and age because of political correctness is worst than a pedophile or rapist . I don't like black people not because of their skin color but because of their culture which embraces violence their lack of reasonability , arrogance most of all the sense on entitlement .

    3. Bill maher is an asshole. Black, white, male, female, left, right. I wouldvkicknhis ass for GP if I seen him in public. He ain't funny at all. I don't care about race issues. He calls people fromnthe south ignorant. He's worse, he's educated and still an asshole

    4. The author didn't say anything about all white people being racist. You are making that point for him by being an ignorant reader who is offended that one calls out Maher on his racism, sexism, and bigoted points of view.

      Sorry, but Maher is guilty as charged. If you feel someone calling him out on his bigotry means they are racist, I suggest you look in the mirror.

      Tex Shelters

  2. I don't know what you're doing but keep doing it. All the racist or trolling white people are giving us some good reviews

    1. Another white person that is on my fuck boy list. Thank you for revealing how much of a piece of shit this man is.

    2. I'm pretty sure it's this one guy from Twitter who was really upset about the Eminem post. He called me a racist and claimed I hated all white people from that piece alone.

  3. He a lame to becuse he keep using anonymous to post

    1. He would have been anonymous if he used his name anyway, because nobody knows who he is.

  4. As a Muslim woman who has been frustrated with the discourse lately on anything Muslim and Islam or topics regarding minorities of any type anymore, thank you so much for this piece. Bill Maher is constantly defended online as NOT being a bigot, but if you are a minority group where the world is being influenced to be hostile to who you can't NOT say he ISN'T a bigot.

  5. The funny thing is, Bill Maher will hate and mock all religions then he goes and kisses Israel's (A Jewish State's) ass, what a hypocrite.

  6. this guys arse is interchangeable with his mouth,supporting Clinton who intends to start WW3 a lunatic with no conscience

  7. You are absolutely right. EVERY time I see Bill Maher on TV, it bugs me.
    The same kind of narrow minded prejudice he complains about by the least tolerant religious person he can find is what he's on TV doing.

    Bill Maher simply put, has made a career out of being bitter and utterly contemptuous of his audience. Arrogance, self-righteousness and a small amount of intelligence used wrongly.

    How does he still have a job?

  8. I only watched him once, and that time he said that Donald Trump was right about Islam. I don't understand how he is portrayed as a liberal. He's just an asshole.

  9. Alright Obama legacy will continue , black lives matter will have a seat at U N and America will become a third world country , Thank God Trump lost.

  10. We need to ALL slow down and take a chill pill! This racist crazy thing needs to stop! So far, we are all Americans and need to understand, that we may not all look alike, think alike, but we form a nation, a great nation. We need to look around and take care of ourselves, before taking care of the rest of the world, We are allowing our differences to tear us apart, instead of embracing them. I agree this country didn't get off to a great start, taking it from the people who were here first, slavery, but it is who we are now and what we do now that counts. We have no choice but to go forward, we can't go backward. Don't let the stupid break us, you can't fix stupid!

  11. Great writing. I agree with what you say. I also find Bill to be a hypocrite. He states he is against all religions, but is all rah rah about the state of Israel. If you watch Religulous you will notice that his example of a crazy Jew is a Rabbi who did not believe in the existence of Israel. It upset him so much that he had to walk away from the interview.

    My biggest issue with Maher is he gives a platform to hatemongers. These include people like Ann Coulter and, recently, that Milo guy. These people are known to lie consistently and give "alternative facts", but they can always find a friend in Maher who books these kind of people often.

    I hope his show gets cancelled real soon.

  12. Nailed it! Great article man, I liked how you showed the difference between being a regular atheist who is indifferent about religion and people who are antireligious like maher and Dawkins. I remember watching the interview with Wayne Brady thinking how he's the real comedian because he doesn't have to make jokes about & perpetuate stereotypes.

  13. So on point! I can't stand him, all he does is yell at anyone who disagrees with his hateful ass commentary. He is no better than Trump and the sad part is he really thinks he's some pillar in the liberal community. His Islamaphobia is disgusting and he views black men as some "thug" stereotypes and black women as mindless sexual objects. The worst part is his audience who applauds every ignorant bigoted thing that comes out of his mouth.

  14. I googled Bill Maher is an Asshole and I got this. Very well put together article. I commend you. Maher is an atheist but he's one of those Asshole Atheists who's just as radical as the radical people he hates.

  15. He has a rotten attitude written all over his face. He thinks he knows it all. Amazed how successful and popular people become just because they are word wizards

  16. OMG Titus I did the same thing ! What a legacy. One word on his tombstone - Asshole

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